It goes without saying that it's dang hard to capture a hunt on camera, but when it does all come together like you'd hope it would, it sure is worth it. Even then, though, getting right angle on the actual shot and harvest is easily the hardest part of the process, as you have to have the perfect angle, stability, and often the ability to zoom in on the animal. Rarely do you get a shot of the hunter and the target in the same frame, and almost never do you have it all come together without at least one complication. However, in the following clip, we some truly incredible camerawork, as not only did this hunter capture the kill shot, but he managed to get a perfect reverse angle to effectively show the deer's perspective, followed by a perfect shot on its vitals and a reinforcing mist of blood.
This bowhunter obviously spent a lot of time planning this shot out to capture the perfect angle of the kill and the buck happened to step right into the perfect lane to be framed for this moment.
Watch the video below:
Awesome video of a bucks reaction after being shot! #Repost LIKE Whitetail Up
Posted by Whitetail Up on Saturday, January 6, 2018
It almost feels like you can see his expression in his eyes. His face says something along the lines of, "Yup, that one hurts a little bit."
It's crazy to see how far self-filmed hunts have come, and it's interesting to see the extra effort hunters put in to get different angles of their hunts. You can see the bait pile in the video frame, which always makes this angle a little easier because you know the vicinity in which a deer might come.
However, many factors have to play out just right for it to all come together. Even with bait, capturing this moment is no easy feat. Assuming this was a trail camera, it could have started recording too early or too late depending on when the sensor was triggered. Seeing the arrow exit the body cavity is interesting enough, but the deer's reaction will have you watching this clip over and over again.
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